leg-of-mutton

or leg-o'-mut·ton

[ leg-uh-muht-n, -uh v- ]
/ ˈlɛg əˈmʌt n, -əv- /

adjective

having the triangular shape of a leg of mutton: leg-of-mutton sail; a dress with leg-of-mutton sleeves.

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Origin of leg-of-mutton

First recorded in 1830–40

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leg-of-mutton

leg-o'-mutton


noun

(modifier) (of a sail, sleeve, etc) tapering sharply or having a triangular profile
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